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Domestic Violence Shelters

Programs that provide temporary emergency shelter for individuals, primarily women, who have experienced domestic violence/abuse, and for their children. Such facilities usually provide in-house individual, group and family counselling and the full range of secondary services related to domestic violence including referral to appropriate resources. Also included are similar facilities for battered men and those that can accommodate both men and women, where they are available.

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Elder Abuse Shelters

Programs that provide a safe, secure shelter environment for older adults who meet age requirements and are experiencing physical, psychological/emotional, financial or sexual abuse. Services generally include short-term housing, crisis intervention, support, advocacy, referrals and the necessities of daily living. Elder abuse shelters usually accept both men and women.

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Immigrant/Refugee Shelters

Programs that provide temporary shelter for refugees, refugee claimants and/or other immigrants who have no other housing arrangements. These facilities usually provide health, housing, employment, legal and other settlement services required by refugees.

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Juvenile/Youth Shelters

Programs that provide temporary emergency shelter for children and youth who have run away from or have been pushed out of their homes or who are acting out and at risk for abuse pending return to their own families or suitable alternative placement. Such facilities usually provide in-house individual, group and family counselling and the full range of other secondary services related to homeless youth including referral to appropriate resources.

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Sexual Assault Shelters

Programs that provide temporary emergency shelter for women who have been victimized by rape and/or other forms of sexual assault. Such facilities usually provide in-house individual, group and significant other counselling and the full range of other secondary services related to sexual assault including referral to appropriate resources.

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The above terms and definitions are part of the Taxonomy of Human Services, used here by permission of INFO LINE of Los Angeles.


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